Fundraiser will help send Chloe to Uganda
A King’s Park Secondary pupil is to hold a fundraising night to help send her on the trip of a lifetime.
Chloe Shedden (16) is hoping to travel to Uganda with some of her classmates next June, to take part in a project building schools in the poverty-stricken country.
She needs to raise funds to make the trip, however, and the teenager’s family have helped to arrange a fundraiser at the County Inn in Cambuslang on Friday, August 29.
There will be a disco and various raffles on the night, with all the money raised going towards Chloe’s trip.
Her mum Michelle said: “Chloe was very keen to get involved in it .
“We weren’t so keen about her going away but she was interested as soon as she heard about the trip and it’ll be an amazing experience for her.
“We’ve got a lot of raffles and prizes planned for the fundraising night , and a lot of local businesses have put things up as prizes.
“Tunnocks have donated stuff, some of the Indian restaurants s have donated stuff and so have the local hairdressers.
“We’ll be trying to make as much money as possible for Chloe and there will be a disco too.”
Chloe has also been fundraising with other pupils from her school.
Michelle added: “The group have been bagpacking in various places, and there’s been bake sales in the school where they sold some cakes.
“There was a sponsored run up in Perth and we did a sponsored walk around Strathclyde Park too, so there’s been various things going on.”
The World Challenge group help organise various school expeditions to over 40 destinations across the world.
Chloe’s trip will take her to Uganda in the summer of 2015, and she’ll be out there for close to a month.
Michelle’s sure the trip will be a great experience for her daughter, even though her first reaction wasn’t quite so keen.
She added: “They’ll help build schools and classrooms out there, so it’s a big project.
“I think the first reaction as to try and put her off, but she was really keen and it’s going to be a huge experience for her.
“It’s obviously so far away but she’ll be in a big group and we’ll work towards it.
“There’ll be two teachers there and someone overseeing the expedition overall.”
The fundraiser starts at 7.30pm on Friday August 29, with tickets to be bought at the door on the night.
Planning ahead Chloe Shedden is hoping to travel to Uganda next summer